A 29-year-old member asked:
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i fractured my metacarpal at the 2nd digit. what kind of surgery can fix this?

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Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Plates or pins: Depending on the fracture pattern, surgical intervention usually involves a plate/screw construct or multiple wires. Plate fixation can help you mobilize your hand more quickly. However, wire fixation is a minimally invasive approach to fixing these injuries. Your hand surgeon will tailor the surgical technique to the severity of your injury.
Answered on Aug 27, 2011
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
3: Open surgery w plates and screws or stainless pins (k wires) thru skin or manipulate and splint.
Answered on Apr 25, 2015
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